2013 Winter Policy Conference Agenda

All meeting times are in Eastern Standard Time (EST). No dinners will be served during the conference.

February 3, 2013
01:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Communications Working Group Meeting -
(Lake Thoreau)
 The Communications Working Group meeting will be led by Commissioner Mike Strain of Louisiana.
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03:00 PM – 05:00 PM
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(Reston Suites B)
06:00 PM – 11:00 PM
NASDA Super Bowl Party & Welcome Reception -
(Regency Ballroom)
The end of the NASDA Super Bowl Party & Welcome Reception will correspond with the end of the Super Bowl.
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February 4, 2013
06:30 AM – 08:00 AM
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(Grand Ballroom D)
07:00 AM – 10:30 AM
MASDA - Food Export Midwest Regional Meeting -
(Lake Fairfax)
This will be a working breakfast. Members of MASDA - Food Export Midwest should take their breakfast to the Lake Fairfax room.
President: Doug Goehring , North Dakota
Vice-President: Jamie Clover Adams , Michigan
Secretary-Treasurer: Dale Rodman , Kansas
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07:00 AM – 10:30 AM
NEASDA - Food Export Northeast Regional Meeting -
(Reston Suites B)
This will be a working breakfast. Members of NEASDA - Food Export Northeast should take their breakfast to Reston Suite B.
President: Lorraine Merrill , New Hampshire
Vice-President: Doug Fisher , New Jersey
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07:00 AM – 10:30 AM
SASDA - SUSTA Regional Meeting -
(Lake Anne)
This will be a working breakfast. Members of SASDA - SUSTA should take their breakfast to the Lake Anne room.
President: Michael Strain , Louisiana
Vice-President: Todd Staples , Texas
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07:00 AM – 10:30 AM
WASDA - WUSATA Regional Meeting -
(Lake Thoreau)
This will be a working breakfast. Members of WASDA - WUSATA should take their breakfast to the Lake Thoreau room.
President: Franci Havemeister , Alaska
Vice-President: Dan Newhouse , Washington
Treasurer: Jeff Witte , New Mexico
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10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
Opening Plenary Session -
(Grand Ballroom E-G)
The keynote speaker for this session is Ms. Nancy S. Bryson of Holland & Hart.
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11:15 AM – 11:45 AM
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(Grand Ballroom E-G)
12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
Lunch -
(Grand Ballroom D)
 Dr. Dwight Armstrong, CEO of the National FFA Organization, will speak during this lunch.
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01:00 PM – 02:30 PM
NASDA Member Meeting -
(Grand Ballroom E-G)
A session for NASDA Members to discuss important issues and for NASDA Staff to brief Members on Capitol Hill Activities taking place on February 5.
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02:30 PM – 03:55 PM
Marketing & International Trade Committee Meeting -
(Grand Ballroom E-G)
Chair: Greg Ibach , Nebraska
Vice-Chair: Karen Ross , California
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04:00 PM
Buses depart Hotel for Dutch Ambassador's Residence
 The buses will leave promptly at 4:00 PM for the Amabassador's Residence.
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05:30 PM – 07:30 PM
Reception at Embassy of the Netherlands -
(Dutch Ambassador's Residence)
This event will be hosted by Ambassador Rudolf Bekink. Information about the Netherlands Embassy and Ambassador Bekink can be found below.
Join our conversation on Twitter by using #DutchUSAg.
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07:30 PM
February 5, 2013
06:30 AM – 08:00 AM
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(Grand Ballroom D)
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
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(Grand Ballroom E-G)
11:15 AM
Buses depart hotel for U.S. Capitol Complex -
(Hotel Entrance)
Buses will depart the hotel for the U.S. Capitol Complex at 11:15 AM. A box lunch will be served on the bus.
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12:30 PM – 05:00 PM
NASDA Member Capitol Hill Activities -
(U.S. Capitol Complex)
These activities are reserved for NASDA Members and their staff. 
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12:30 PM – 05:00 PM
Capitol Hill Activities for Sponsors, Spouses, and other Industry Representatives
A list of links to activities for sponsors, spouses, and other industry representatives to partake in during the NASDA Member Capitol Hill activities.
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05:00 PM
Buses depart Capitol for USDA
Buses will depart the U.S. Capitol at 5:00 PM at Peace Circle located at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and First Street SW.
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05:30 PM – 07:30 PM
NASDA - USDA Reception -
(USDA Whitten Building)
This reception, sponsored by the USDA, is an opportunity for NASDA Winter Policy Conference attendees to mix and mingle with officials from the USDA.
Secretary Vilsack will address the conference attendees prior to the start of the reception.
 
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07:30 PM
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(USDA Whitten Building)
February 6, 2013
06:30 AM – 08:00 AM
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(Grand Ballroom D)
10:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Rural Development & Financial Security Committee Meeting -
(Grand Ballroom E-G)
Chair: Dr. Jon Hagler , Missouri
Vice-Chair: James Comer , Kentucky
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12:30 PM – 01:30 PM
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(Grand Ballroom D)
February 7, 2013
06:30 AM – 08:00 AM
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(Grand Ballroom D)
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
NASDA Board Meeting -
(Grand Ballroom E-G)
The Board Meeting will begin immediately following the NASDA Business Meeting.
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11:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Hill Meetings On Your Own
Please contact Amanda Bryant for information on transportation options.
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